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Authorities urge residents to lock car doors after rash of break-ins

Capital Heights (Source: WAFB) Capital Heights (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The Baton Rouge Police Department is urging the public to lock their car doors after a rash of break-ins in one Baton Rouge neighborhood. 

Several people in the Capital Heights neighborhood complained on the social site Next Door that their cars were broke in to and their stuff had been stolen. Many people admitted that they left their car doors unlocked by mistake.

Cpl. Don Coppola said there are others ways, besides locking car doors, that people can avoid becoming a victim. 

"Don't leave any valuables in plain view. Park in well-lit areas, and get with your neighbor if you're going out of town," said Coppola. 

Anyone with information on the break-ins is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867. 

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